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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law 2nd ed isbn 9780198810230

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

Edited by: Mathias Reimann, Reinhard Zimmermann

ISBN13: 9780199296064
ISBN: 0199296065
New Edition ISBN: 9780198810230
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging and highly diverse survey as well as a critical assessment of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It summarizes and evaluates a discipline that is time-honoured but not easily understood in all its dimensions. In the current era of globalization, this discipline is more relevant than ever, both on the academic and on the practical level.

The Handbook is divided into three main sections.:-

  • Section I surveys how comparative law has developed and where it stands today in various parts of the world. This includes not only traditional model jurisdictions, such as France, Germany, and the United States, but also other regions like Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America.
  • Section II then discusses the major approaches to comparative law - its methods, goals, and its relationship with other fields, such as legal history, economics, and linguistics.
  • Section III deals with the status of comparative studies in over a dozen subject matter areas, including the major categories of private, economic, public, and criminal law.
The Handbook contains forty eight chapters which are written by experts from around the world. The aim of each chapter is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of the current state of comparative law in its respective area which will help to shape the agenda in the years to come. Each chapter also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field.

Comparative Law
Introduction: Comparative Law Before the Code Napoleon , Charles Donahue
I The Development of Comparative Law in the World
1. Development of Comparative Law in France , Benédicte Fauvarque-Cosson
2. Development of Comparative Law in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria , Ingeborg Schwenzer
3. Development of Comparative Law in Italy , Elisabetta Grande
4. Development of Comparative Law in Great Britain , John Cairns
5. Development of Comparative Law in the United States , David Clarke
6. Development of Comparative Law in Eastern Europe , Zdenke Kuhn
7. Development of Comparative Law in East Asia , Zentaro Kitagawa
8. Development of Comparative Law in Latin America , Jan Kleinheisterkamp
II Approaches to Comparative Law
9. Comparative Law Within the Field of Comparative Disciplines , Nils Jansen
10. The Functional Method of Comparative Law , Ralf Michaels
11. Comparative Law: Study of Similarities or Differences? , Gerhard Dannemann
12. Comparative Legal Families and Comparative Legal Traditions , Patrick Glenn
13. Comparative Law as the Study of Transplants and Receptions , Michaele Graziadei
14. Comparative Law and the Study of Mixed Legal Systems , Jacques du Plessis
15. Comparative Law and its Influence on National Legal Systems , Jan Smits
16. Comparative Law and the Europeanization of Private Law , Reinhard Zimmermann
17. Comparative Law and the Process of Globalization , Horatia Muir Watt
18. Comparative Law and the Islamic Legal Culture , Chibli Mallat
19. Comparative Law and African Customary Law , Tom Bennett
20. Comparative Law and Language , Vivian G. Curran
21. Comparative Law and Legal Culture , Roger Cotterrell
22. Comparative Law and Religion , Harold J. Berman
23. Comparative Law and Legal History , James Gordley
24. Comparative Law and Socio-Legal Studies , Annelise Riles
25. Comparative Law and Critical Legal Studies , Ugo Mattei
26. Comparative Law and Economic Analysis of Law , Florian Faust
III Subject Areas
27. Sources of Law and Legal Method in Comparative Law , Stefan Vogenauer
28. Comparative Contract Law , Alan Farnsworth
29. Comparative Sales Law , Peter Huber
30. Unjustified Enrichment in Comparative Perspective , Daniel Visser
31. Comparative Tort Law , Gerhard Wagner
32. Comparative Property Law , Sjef van Erp
33. Comparative Succession Law , Marius de Waal
34. Comparative Family Law , Harry Krause
35. Comparative Labour Law , Matthew Finkin
36. Comparative Company Law , Klaus J. Hopt
37. Comparative Antitrust Law , David Gerber
38. Comparative Constitutional Law , Mark Tushnet
39. Comparative Administrative Law , John Bell
40. Comparative Criminal Law , Markus Dubber
41. Comparative Civil Procedure , Joachim Zekoll
42. Comparative Law and Private International Law , Mathias Reimann ;